The lively city of Baguio stands together in tribute to the late Dr. Brigette Y. Galong, a respected Principal of Bakakeng Elementary School. Mayor Benjamin Magalong, through the endorsement of City Council Resolution No. 775, series of 2023, not only conveys the city's heartfelt condolences but also commends the extraordinary bravery of Dr. Galong.
A Life Devoted to Education and Leadership
Born on December 26, 1968, in Bokod, Benguet, Dr. Brigette Y. Galong, an esteemed member of the Igorot community, embarked on an educational journey that led to her appointment as the school principal on Aug. 10, 2015. Her tenure went beyond administrative duties, earning her respect as an esteemed educator. The resolution recognizes her dedication, highlighting her impact that stretched far beyond conventional academic boundaries.
Heroism in the Face of Tragedy
The tragic event unfolded on Dec. 8, 2023, in Bauang, La Union, where Dr. Galong fearlessly risked her life to save a drowning child. Her act of unparalleled heroism is a significant chapter in her legacy, resonating with the values she instilled within the school community. The resolution, as conveyed by the Public Information Office, emphasizes her extraordinary bravery and compassion.
City's Recognition and Mayor's Commendation
Mayor Benjamin Magalong's ratification of the resolution solidifies the city's deep condolences and appreciation for Dr. Galong's contributions. The commendation for her heroic act further underscores her impact on Baguio, cementing her as a respected figure within the community.
Legacy and Community Challenge
Dr. Galong's unwavering commitment to students' well-being and her profound impact on education are acknowledged with deep gratitude and respect. Her legacy challenges the people of Baguio to embody the dedication and kindness she exemplified, extending beyond the confines of Bakakeng Elementary School.
A Powerful Reminder for Generations
The resolution's conclusion wishes solace for Dr. Galong's family, recognizing that her legacy lives on in the hearts of those she touched. Her story stands as a powerful reminder of the profound impact one person can have when guided by principles of selflessness and dedication to the welfare of others.
Baguio City's Enduring Tribute
In tribute to Brigette Y. Galong, Baguio City stands united in honoring a principal hero whose bravery and compassion set an example for all. As we remember her remarkable contributions, may her legacy inspire future generations to emulate the virtues of selflessness and dedication, fostering a community built on compassion, education, and unwavering courage.